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Dr. James Garrett-Agents of Change Film Discussion

October 20 @ 4:00 pm CDT
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Dr. James Garrett (L) pictured along with the director, producer and actor, Danny Glover, at the San Francisco premiere of the film “Agents of Change,” will be here at Benedictine to present and discuss the film. It is about the Black Student Movement, of the 1970s, in the United States. The film explores the impact of the Black Student Movement in the making of social, cultural and intellectual change on college campuses and the wider world.

During that period, Dr. Garrett, along with Jerry Varnado then president of Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity at San Francisco State University, organized the first Black Student Union in the United States.

Dr. James Garrett, Ph.D., J.D., is an educator, civil and human rights activist, who took part in the Freedom Rides to desegregate public transportation, an attorney, and playwright. His play, “We Own the Night” was an integral part of the Black Arts Movement and continues to be preformed around the world.

After the film, there will be a question, answer and discussion period. There will be light refreshments.

The event, sponsored by the Faculty/Staff Workshop on Structural Racism, is open to all, students, faculty/staff.

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Date:
October 20
Time:
4:00 pm CDT
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Goodwin Hall

Benedictine University, 5700 College Road
Lisle, IL 60532 United States
Phone:
630-829-6018
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